Mick Clifford is one of the most experienced and dogged journalists in Irish media. He is a special correspondent at the Irish Examiner, and author of several books, in genres as broad as political analysis and crime novels. On this episode, we talk about Mick’s career, and his focus on corruption, especially the Garda whistleblower scandal. But our main focus is on planning, from Mick’s time at the Mahon Tribunal to his current reporting on An Bord Pleanála. What’s going down in ABP as the wheels come off, and is Ireland as corrupt as many people think it is?